Previewing Dierks Bentley's 'Up on the Ridge': Listen to 'Fallin' for You' here!

Dierks-BentleyImage Credit: Danny ClinchCountry star Dierks Bentley is releasing his shiny new bluegrass-influenced album Up On the Ridge this coming Tuesday, June 8. Here on the Music Mix, we’ve got your exclusive preview of three songs. This is Song Two. [Go back to Song One.]

Today’s offering, “Fallin’ for You,” was written by Shawn Camp and Paul Kennerley, with background vocals from former SteelDriver Chris Stapleton. If you thought yesterday’s track (“Draw Me a Map,” with Alison Krauss) was all fiddley and achey in the best possible way, you might like this one, too — but it’s got a little more stomp to it. Let us know what you think in the comments! And come back Monday for the final preview track, on which Dierks, Jamey Johnson, and Miranda Lambert discuss their vices.

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Dierks Bentley goes bluegrass with “Up on the Ridge”

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  • RustyT

    I preferred this one to yesterday’s song because this one had more building tempo and energy. Both songs are good, but neither one of them is a masterpiece. I can’t help but compare other country artists’ forays into bluegrass to Dolly Parton’s seminal “Grass Is Blue,” which is still one of my favorite albums ever, and on that comparison, this music is not all that remarkable. I’m also saying this as someone who is a Dierks Bentley fan and owns pretty much all of his previous albums. Dierks’ early stuff from the pre-marriage era (when he still had a wild, untamed edge to him that has dulled a bit) remains my favorite. “Lot of Leavin’ Left to Do” = pure gold. This bluegrass music phase = silver-plated.

    • Nerwen Aldarion

      I’m right there with you, I really loved his older work. While these new songs are good…they don’t have the same fun wild side of his older works.

      Of course I think my favorite song by him will still be “Long Trip Alone”

      • kaylyn arconti

        my favorite songs by dierks bentley are don’t leave me in love, midnight radio, home is where the hurt is, long trip alone, up on the ridge and a bunch of other country songs by my music hero dierks bentley.

    • i’m just happy that he’s diversifying. his wilder music is fun, but it’s good to have some substance. too often, musicians never progress and any album that shows respect for the genre/musical knowledge is a plus for me.

    • Gabriela

      you are saying what I want to say about it

  • kaylyn arconti

    I love the last two songs inculding fallin’ for you and draw me a map.I am glad that dierks bentley decided to make a bluegrass album because dierks bentley has the best voice to be able to sing bluegrass.Everytime I play the song called fallin’ for you the sng makes me fall in love with my music hero dierks bentley even more.Everytime I play the song called draw me a map I feel like dierks bentley is trying to find his way around inside of his songs and music.

  • Lindsay

    This song is wonderful, as is “Up On The Rigde.” I’m glad Dierks has made a bluegrass album. He’s making good music that’s true and has substance at a time when Nashville is heavy on bad-cliched country once again. I believe I can count on Dierks to stay true to country music!

  • Chrissy

    I really liked this song. But I’m loving everything that he is coming out with right now, and I like that hes doing something different than everybody else! My favorite song right now is Up on the Ridge!

  • Jesse

    Obviously this record may not appeal to some country fans, especially those who say that marriage has “taken the edge” off his music. But nothing could be further from the truth. As an artist, you are to evolve and his transitions mirror his life perfectly. Now, that being said, “Up on the Ridge” is nothing short of spectacular. One of the reasons I always looked forward to a Dierks record, is that I knew I could count on at least one or two blue-grass tinged tunes. “Train Travelin” is still my favorite song of his, and if it wasn’t for Dierks showcasing that song on his first album, I would have never gained a love and respect for bluegrass music… this is BY FAR the best record of 2010 (possibly 2009) and I doubt anything will even come close to topping it.

    … I certainly hope Dierks goes back to his roots more often.

    • Jesse

      And you can be sure to mark Dierks Bentley up there now (with the likes of Gary Allan and Jason Michael Carroll) as “the most underrated talent in Nashville”.

  • barbara

    was not sure i was gonna like it, but after buying the cd and listing to it on the way home (1 hr drive) i think i m gonna love it, go dierks wuv ya

    • barbara

      love song 1, 3 and bad angel

      • barbara

        meant song 1, 2 and bad angel

  • kaylyn arconti

    I love all the songs off of dierks bentley’s new bluegrass album.

  • barbara

    omg this turned out to be a great cd go dierks

  • Elizabeth

    I can relate to this song cuz I like someone alot and nobody knows.

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